NAR Reach® Class of 2018 Highlights Strong Commercial Technology

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has selected eight organizations for the 2018 REach® Class, a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services, and insurance industries.

As the number of innovators building new technologies for the overall real estate industry continues to expand, commercially-focused REALTORS® benefit as well. Here’s how three of the companies in the 2018 REach® Class can serve you in your commercial real estate business.

Box Brownie

Looking for an affordable way to virtually stage a vacant commercial space? Box Brownie offers high-quality photo editing, virtual staging, floor plan redraws, and computer-generated imagery (CGI) renders at competitive prices. You simply upload your existing photos or floor plans, and the Box Brownie software creates beautifully-staged renderings of the space – allowing potential investors or business owners to see what the space could become.

Active Pipe

Your time is valuable. Would you like to spend it on trying to create a marketing flyer or would you rather spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive graphic designer? Active Pipe gives you a third option! When it’s time to assemble a beautiful marketing flyer on a new property to email to your network, Active Pipe helps you build and deploy beautiful, professional, and mobile-responsive emails in minutes. In addition, use predictive data analytics and property feed integration to create automated customer journeys for your clients.


The last thing any agent wants to spend time on every day is tracking their mileage and expenses. But doing so can pay off in a big way when it comes time to do your taxes. Hurldr is like a FitBit for your financial performance. Hurdlr can help agents hit their income goals by keeping them updated with automatic tracking on progress along with proactive guidance.

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